Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring a goal in Real Madrid's thrilling victory against UD Almeria, hailed as the best player in the world.
Jude Bellingham comments on social media following his key involvement in Real Madrid's exciting late-game triumph against UD Almeria

Jude Bellingham posted a two-word remark on social media after Real Madrid’s 3-2 comeback victory against UD Almeria in LaLiga on Sunday (January 21).

Almeria scored in only 40 seconds at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Largie Ramazani capping off a fast-paced effort by the visitors. Edgar Gonzalez extended their advantage with a spectacular long-range shot two minutes into the first half.

The second half told a different tale. During that time, the hosts controlled 73% of the ball and had six shots on goal, compared to Almeria’s two, and they made their advantage count. Bellingham equalized for Real Madrid in the 57th minute with a well-placed penalty kick.

Vinicius Junior scored the equalizer 10 minutes later in a dubious manner, with replays indicating that the ball may have struck his hand. VAR let the goal to stand because they determined it came off his shoulder.

Bellingham might have won the game in the 82nd minute with a fantastic bicycle kick that fell just millimeters short. The comeback was completed nine minutes into stoppage time, with Dani Carvajal scoring the winning goal.

Bellingham headed a looping cross back into the box, and the veteran Spanish right-back finished to guarantee Real Madrid would not lose at home. Following the match, the former Borussia Dortmund and Birmingham City midfielder tweeted:

“and breathe…”

Bellingham’s tweet encapsulates what the victory means to Real Madrid. They would have liked to increase their advantage at the top of the table, with Girona and Barcelona both yet to play. Los Blancos are currently two points ahead at the summit, having collected 51 points from 20 matches.

What is Jude Bellingham current Real Madrid performance?

Jude Bellingham has been a surprise for Real Madrid since joining from Borussia Dortmund in a €100 million transfer last summer.

The Englishman was dominant against UD Almeria, scoring once and assisting twice. He took three shots in total, generated two goal-scoring opportunities, connected on all five of his attempted long balls, and won eight duels.

It was a continuation of Bellingham’s superb and consistent performances this season. The 20-year-old has 18 goals and eight assists in 26 appearances in all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.

Despite being a midfielder by profession, the Englishman has arguably filled the goal-scoring vacuum left by Karim Benzema’s summer departure to Al-Ittihad.

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